Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 release date, leaks, developer, and more

Image of Ghost and American soldier from Modern Warfare 2
Credit: Activision

Image of Ghost and American soldier from Modern Warfare 2
Credit: Activision

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October 21, 2022: The Modern Warfare 2 campaign is live for those who've pre-ordered the game! Scroll down for all there is to know about the Modern Warfare 2 release date.

The attention surrounding Call of Duty Vanguard has already disappeared as leaks surrounding the release of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 begin to emerge, much to the curiosity of the community wanting to know more about what Infinity Ward has been working on since the launch of 2019's Modern Warfare.

Activision has confirmed that COD 2022 is a sequel to 2019's Modern Warfare, all but confirming Modern Warfare 2 is on the cards.

Find absolutely everything that you need to know about 2022's Modern Warfare 2 in our dedicated hub.

What is the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 release date?

A short trailer from May 24 confirms Modern Warfare 2 will launch on October 28, 2022. This is earlier than the franchise's usual release slot of November but poor Vanguard sales may have contributed to the switch.

Those who pre-order the game will receive campaign early access, allowing them to play a small section of the game from October 21, 2022. Here's a full list of official timings ahead of launch:

  • 5AM GMT - Octobert 28
  • 6AM CEST - October 28
  • 1PM KST - October 28
  • Midnight ET - October 27
  • 3PM AEDT - October 28
  • 9PM PT - October 27

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 leaks

The most recent Modern Warfare 2 leaks come from Twitter user @3rbbcod, who has shared footage of Modern Warfare 2's new vehicle mechanics in action.

The now-deleted clip showcases a player jumping from one vehicle to another before throwing the driver out and taking the wheel.

Modern Warfare 2 Special Ops 2022

In addition to Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer and the campaign, Special Ops is making a return for those looking for some co-op action. Infinity Ward describes the mode as a "2-player co-op" in addition to revealing several missions that will see one player on foot and the other operating a vehicle.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 2022 campaign

Following a wave of leaks, Infinity Ward has shared more details on what the Modern Warfare 2 campaign includes. So far information on several missions, including one resembling All Ghillied Up, confirms Task Force 141 is on its way across the world to stop Al Qatala once more.

Thanks to a Call of Duty blog post, Simon "Ghost" Riley, Captain Price, Kyle "Gaz" Garrick, and John "Soap" MacTavish make a return alongside a new face known as Alejandro Vargas from the Mexican Special Forces.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 2022 multiplayer

Following the Call of Duty Next event, Infinity Ward has shared plenty of new intel on Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer. Innovations such as Weapon Platforms redefine how the Gunsmith works while smaller maps keep the action rolling.

Here's a list of Modern Warfare 2 maps confirmed so far:

  • Valderas Museum (Core)
  • Grand Prix (Core)
  • Breenbergh Hotel (Core)
  • Mercado Las Almas (Core)
  • Farm 18 Training Facility (Core)
  • Sariff Bay (Battle)
  • Sa'id (Battle)
  • Hydro (Ground War)
  • Fishtown (Ground War)
  • Sira (Ground War)

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 engine

According to Activision, 2022's Modern Warfare 2 will play on a "brand-new engine built from the ground up." Expect a new level of immersion featuring a range of destruction improvements and character detail. The decision to build a new engine also allows Infinity Ward to integrate the game with Warzone 2.

Modern Warfare 2 DMZ mode

Rather than moving away from Special Ops, Infinity Ward has officially revealed DMZ. Other than it being an extraction shooter, information on what the mode has in store is limited.

Additional information claims Modern Warfare 2 DMZ will use the same map featuring in Warzone 2, contrary to other leaks claiming there are at least four DMZ maps in development. Once we hear more intel, we will share the latest information on DMZ.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 developer

Infinity Ward is the lead developer of Modern Warfare 2 but there are several Activision studios lending a hand.

Here's a complete list of studios working on Modern Warfare 2:

  • Infinity Ward
  • Sledgehammer Games
  • Raven Software
  • Treyarch
  • Demonware
  • Beenox
  • High Moon Studios
  • Toys for Bob

That's everything we know about 2022's Modern Warfare 2. Be sure to check back regularly for all of the latest leaks, rumours, and news surrounding the next Call of Duty title. In the meantime, head to our Vanguard page for everything you need to know about the new game.

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